As part of the Roots of Dōgen Studies event on March 29th, there will be a series of lectures on Japanese religion and culture taking place from 11:00am to 1:00pm in GC 355. Following the lectures, there will be a Roundtable Conference from 1:00pm to 5:30pm. For those interested in attending the Roundtable, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-348-1914.
Several of the best contestants identified at the AFTJ speech contests will participate in AFTJ Wakayama Japanese Video Speech Contest, and the winner will be invited on a free trip to Wakayama, Japan!
A summary of upcoming events in Spring 2019.
Join the FIU Asian Studies Program for a conference on March 29, 2019 titled, “The Roots of Dōgen Studies.” This event will feature a group of specialists with expertise in Japanese or comparative religions who will examine, from interdisciplinary perspectives, various textual, ritual and social influences that need to be taken into account in analyzing and assessing the life, literature and legacy of Zen master Dōgen 道元, (1200-1253), founder of the Sōtō sect in medieval Japan.
The I.I. Miami Chapter 131 will be celebrating its 50th anniversary with events open to the public. Over the years, their chapter members have been sharing their love of ikebana and other aspects of Japanese culture throughout the South Florida community, living the motto of “Friendship through Flowers.” Ikebana, the Japanese art of floral design and arrangement, dates to the 6th century and is one of the most important cultural elements that is uniquely Japanese.
Join us in honoring exceptional students in the Asian Studies Program. Food will be provided.